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To help students overcome setbacks, they need to develop ‘academic buoyancy’

Teachers, parents, and academics have become increasingly concerned about the increase of mental health distress in students. Many schools have begun to address this issue by focusing on building student resilience. Academic resilience is a person’s ability to respond effectively to long-term academic challenges, such as chronic underachievement. Australian psychologists Andrew Martin and Herbert Marsh [...]

By |2019-04-01T15:33:58+10:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Resilience|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Social Emotional Learning; What it is and why it matters

There’s a lot of talk about Social Emotional Learning, but what exactly is it?  The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines Social Emotional Learning or SEL as “the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve [...]

Humans Produce New Brain Cells Throughout Their Lives

Findings could help hunt for treatment for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, and psychiatric problems. Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological [...]

By |2018-04-13T11:47:28+10:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Why Your Brain on Stress Fails to Learn Properly

It’s the end of the term and you’re ready to face the big final exam you’ve been studying all month for. You’ve went to every lecture, read every chapter, and memorized every formula and key term there is to know. You’ve never felt more confident about a test before. The big day arrives. You’re feeling a bit anxious. [...]

By |2018-04-09T09:07:08+10:00April 6th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why Our Brain Thrives On Mistakes

A Growing Brain vs. a Static Brain A body of research that began in 2011 suggests that this aversion to mistakes can be a cause of poor learning habits. The research suggested that those of us who have a “growth mindset”—believing that intelligence is malleable—pay more attention to mistakes and treat them as a wake-up [...]

How To Tell If Your Child’s Educational Needs Are Being Met At School

As a new school year begins, your child will most likely have a new teacher. With a new teacher comes a new opportunity for your child to learn the academic and personal skills important for school - and beyond. From an educational psychology perspective, there are lots of ways teachers greatly influence children’s outcomes. These [...]

Learning Styles Is Pseudo-scientific ‘Rubbish’, Experts Warn

Flikr Images Leading education academics have warned that the strategy of tailoring teaching to students' so-called "learning styles" was based on flawed theories that were not based on any evidence. Yet this teaching style - which identifies learners as "visual, auditory or kinesthetic" - is still being promoted by state education departments as best practice teaching. Professor Stephen Dinham, who has [...]

What Babies Know About Physics And Foreign Language

Pixabay Images Parents and policy makers have become obsessed with getting young children to learn more, faster. But the picture of early learning that drives them is exactly the opposite of the one that emerges from developmental science. The trouble is that most people think learning is the sort of thing we do [...]

Researchers Have Discovered A Much Faster Way To Learn New Skills

Pixabay Images If you're trying to improve your golf swing or master that tricky guitar chord progression, here's some good news from researchers at Johns Hopkins University: You may be able to double how quickly you learn skills like these by introducing subtle variations into your practice routine. The received wisdom on learning motor skills [...]

If You Want Kids to Succeed Stop Pushing and Let Them Be Bored

Boredom helps creativity to grow. Photo: Getty I was born in Teesside, north-east England, the second of two daughters. I had a large extended family and we all lived close to one another and saw each other regularly. I enjoyed a traditional childhood in the Seventies and Eighties, watching too much television and [...]